AAA of the Carolinas stops offering Tipsy Tow service

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Locals planning on calling Tipsy Tow on New Year’s Eve will have to come up with other plans.

AAA of the Carolinas is no longer offering the free service, said Neil Doroshenko, travel branch manager at the AAA location off Wendover Avenue.

Doroshenko said too many people were abusing Tipsy Tow, and some actually used the service for rides to other parties, Doroshenko said.

The service was intended to be a way for intoxicated bar goers to get a free ride home during major holidays and prevent them from driving drunk.

“If someone does call AAA of the Carolinas, we will do our best to help get them a cab or contact a family member or friend because we want people safe,” Doroshenko said.

AAA officials strongly recommend picking a designated driver before going out, but there are some services in the Piedmont that will drive you home in your own car.

Those include Piedmont Safe Ride, based in Alamance County but will drive anywhere, and Ro’s Designated Driver Transportation and Scooter Kings, both based in Greensboro. You can go to the websites below for more information.

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